respirator respirator  /ˈrɛ spə ˌreɪ tər/


  1. (n) a breathing device for administering long-term artificial respiration
  2. (n) a protective mask with a filter; protects the face and lungs against poisonous gases



  1. Denver set up a wail for a respirator.
  2. Thus anencephalics would be taken off the respirator at set intervals to see whether spontaneous breathing had ceased.
  3. He was 14 and a hero, having lived in a Drinker respirator one day longer than anyone else.


  • Four men recognized after saving woman from burning apartment building

    Four men were honored Wednesday morning after saving a woman from her burning home back in December.  The fire happened on Dec. 27 along Allegany Avenue in Emporium.  Officials said 28-year-old Krista Losey was trapped inside of the burning structure that was split into multiple apartments.  Losey had been bedridden and on a respirator due to ongoing health issues.  Trooper Brian Harmon of the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WJAC 6 Johnstown

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  1. Study author Brenda Sze Peng Ang, MD, of the Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore said: "What is more important than using high-filtration or respirator masks for known or suspected cases is to have a uniform policy, such as using surgical masks,...
    on Mar 26, 2010 By: Tan Tock Seng Source: Times of India

  2. "These guys, they don't get it," Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, said on CNN's "American Morning." "They came to us basically saying 'we are on the critical list, and we need a respirator,' and we bail them out, and the next thing we know,...
    on Nov 11, 2008 By: Elijah Cummings Source: CNN

  3. "President Kim suffered from rapid breathing last night...... We linked the patient to a respirator at 3:00 am," Park Chang-Il, who is also a doctor, told a press briefing.
    on Jul 16, 2009 By: Kim Jong Il Source: AFP

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